Dr. Yongsheng Ma joined University of Alberta since 2007, and is currently a full professor with the faculty of engineering. Dr. Ma is a member of ASEE, SME, and an Alberta registered Professional Engineer. He teaches capstone design projects, engineering informatics, engineering economics and manufacturing processes. His main research areas include feature-based design and manufacturing modeling, CADCAM, and product lifecycle management. Dr. Ma received his B.Eng. from Tsinghua University, Beijing (1986), both M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) from UMIST, UK. In 2000-2007, he was a faculty with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Ma publishes actively in top international journals, and has recently published a new book, Semantic Modeling for Product and Process Engineering. Dr. Ma had been an associate editor of IEEE Transaction of Automation Science and Engineering (2009-2013). Since 2012, he has served as an editor of Advanced Engineering Informatics. He believes strongly in industrial collaboration and engagement for teaching engineering students. Due to his fruitful collaboration with a local plastic manufacturer, in 2012, he won the prestigious ASTech award sponsored by Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation. Dr. Ma started his career as a polytechnic lecturer in Singapore (1993); and then a senior research fellow and group manager (1996-2000) at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology. Dr. Ma also served in department selection committee (2012), faculty nominating (2009-2011) and evaluation committees (2011). More recently, Dr. Ma has been nominated as a member of General Faculty Council (GFC) and become a university senator from July, 2013.